Jan 2, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Team Highlight running back Leonard Fournette (5) runs with the ball during the first half as Team Nitro defensve end Chad Thomas (99) defends in the Under Armour All America football game at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Leonard Fournette commits to LSU: What it means for Les Miles and the Tigers


As was just announced live on ESPN during the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game, the top recruit in the nation, Leonard Fournette, will take his talents to Baton Rouge and play his college football for head coach Les Miles and the LSU Tigers.

 

Fournette’s choices were down to the Tigers, the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Texas Longhorns. It’s been speculated for a while now that the Louisiana native, out of St. Augustine High School, would be staying home, but you can never count out the other schools that were involved in Alabama and Texas.

In Fournette, Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron are getting a hybrid running back that can do it all. He has tremendous vision, can catch the ball out of the backfield, and is a terror between the tackles at 6-1 and 226-pounds.

With the transition to Anthony Jennings at quarterback next season, the help in the backfield with the addition of Fournette will be tremendous as he settles in.

Also, if stud running back Jeremy Hill chooses to return to Baton Rouge next season as opposed to heading off to the NFL, this LSU offense could be one of the more dangerous units in the SEC by about the middle of the season.

Nonetheless, great grab for Miles, the entire coaching staff and the entire LSU program as a whole this afternoon after what was a very rough outing, getting bypassed by multiple recruits before Fournette made his intentions known.

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  • Chris Foosman

    Hope he turns out to be as good as advertised!